Electric car company: Tesla announces job cuts

From: 21/06/2022 16:53

US electric car company Tesla has announced plans to cut thousands of jobs around the world. At the same time, the manufacturer appears to be looking for staff for its German plant because the payment offered is not enough for many interested parties.

Tesla plans to cut thousands of jobs around the world over the next three months. That’s about ten percent of salaried employees, which is 3.5 percent of the total workforce, so there aren’t that many, Tesla boss Elon Musk said in a video interview at the Qatar Economic Forum conference. At the end of 2021, the US group employed around 100,000 people worldwide, which would affect more than 3,000 people.

Musk explained in relation to the job cuts that he believes a recession is possible in the near future. “Not sure, but it seems more likely.” In recent weeks, a report of an internal Musk email that had gone public gave the impression that it wanted to cut ten percent of all Tesla jobs, citing the weak economy.

The job cuts that have apparently already started in the United States are already creating problems. In Texas, Tesla is suspected of unannounced mass layoffs.

Grünheide has too little staff

At the same time, it is unclear to what extent the German plant in Grünheide, Brandenburg is affected by Musk’s plans. Work is currently being created there.

Over the weekend, the IG Metall union stressed that Grünheide’s workforce was increasingly dissatisfied with too low and unequal wages. That’s why hiring new employees isn’t progressing as quickly as expected. “Tesla wants to have around 12,000 employees on board by the end of the year. To achieve this, management will soon have to increase their pay,” said Birgit Dietze, head of the IG Metall district of Berlin-Brandenburg-Saxony. It should be noisy at the moment rbb information About 4,500 people will be employed in the first European plant of the American electric car manufacturer.

Different salary

According to the union, the pay is up to 20% lower than the standard wages of competing car manufacturers in the region. Meanwhile, the Tesla factory management has begun offering higher pay for new hires than in previous positions.

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